Fans of the popular four-player Atari 2600 game Warlords (itself based on an arcade game of the same name) will be happy to learn that 2600 enthusiast Darrell Spice Jr. is nearly finished with Medieval Mayhem, an updated take on Warlords. While the original version from Atari is still a blast to play, Medieval Mayhem adds arcade features such as the launch dragon, multiple fireballs and a level of polish missing from the original 2600 release. It also includes a menu to select options before starting the game.
AtariAge and Darrell Spice Jr. are sponsoring a contest to create original artwork for Medieval Mayhem This label artwork will appear on all copies of Medieval Mayhem, which will be available through the AtariAge Store. This artwork will also be featured on the cover of the manual created for Medieval Mayhem. You can follow progress in Darrell's Blog as well as discuss the game with fellow AtariAge visitors (and download the latest binary) in our Homebrew Discussion Forum.
The winner of the contest will receive a copy of Medieval Mayhem in cartridge form, featuring their winning label design. The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store. The contest will run until 11:59pm (CST), Sunday, November 12th, 2006 and all submissions must be received by this time! After the contest has ended, Darrell Spice Jr. will select one of the entries as the label to be used for Medieval Mayhem.
How to Enter
Both a main label and an end label must be included with your submission. For your label to be considered, please understand these guidelines and conditions. Any questions may be directed to email@example.com:
Labels should be saved in a non-lossy image format such as PNG, TIFF,
PCX, or BMP. If you need to save your image using JPEG for
some reason, please use a minimal amount of compression. In order for
the label to look good when printed, it should be saved at at 200dpi
or better. If you are concerned about large file sizes you can drop
us a line before mailing the file, but generally anything under 10MB
will not be a problem.
Please take care to make sure your label is proportioned correctly. You
may download these graphics to assist in this effort:
Please do not send your labels already attached to these templates, they are provided only to help you properly frame your label. We will shrink and crop your label to the correct size and place it on the templates for inclusion on this page where others may view them. The original, high-resolution submissions will be sent to Darrell Spice Jr. when the contest is complete.
Actual label sizes when printed are 2 3/4" x 3 3/8"
for the main label and 2 3/4" x 9/16" for the
end label. If you have artwork that goes to the edge of the label, you
will also need a 1/4" bleed around the edges. This
bleed isn't necessary for the contest, but if your label design is chosen
as the winner it will be necessary in order to print the label.
Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them. The
contest may also be discussed in our Contests Forum. For some inspiration, you can view some of the many labels submitted in previous 2600 label contests:
Remember, the contest ends at 11:59pm (CST), Sunday, November 12th, 2006!